Received as a sample and was pleasantly surprised. It tasted, smelled, and appeared identical to the La Merced de campo (I like!) which I received at the same time. I ended up ordering two more 1kilo bags of the Mañanita. Free samples are invaluable to introducing a product. I find it hard to go wrong with this particular mate. This is not a heavily smoked mate, and you can get the water quite hot without bitterness-though I don't recommend it. Keep it to 160°-170° and you can't go wrong.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) MU from n/a on 3/18/2019